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Bureau of Indian Affairs The official page for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has line authority over the BIA Regional Directors and the Deputy Bureau Directors of Field Operations; Indian Services; Trust Services; and Justice Services.

The Director provides technical oversight and monitoring for the headquarters organization and field activities and shares authority and responsibility for the management of tribal and individual Indian trust funds with the Special Trustee for American Indians. The Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs administers all laws governing non-education portions of Indian Affairs and provides leadership and

The Director provides technical oversight and monitoring for the headquarters organization and field activities and shares authority and responsibility for the management of tribal and individual Indian trust funds with the Special Trustee for American Indians. The Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs administers all laws governing non-education portions of Indian Affairs and provides leadership and

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services is announcing and advertising a new Senior Executive position to ...
12/08/2021

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services is announcing and advertising a new Senior Executive position to oversee BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management program in Boise, Idaho at the National Interagency Fire Center.

The Assistant Deputy Bureau Director represents the BIA Director, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and, upon request, the Secretary of the Interior on fire and aviation management matters involving tribal lands, and will be responsible for providing the Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services and the Director, BIA with substantive policy guidance on evaluation, assessment and studies relating to these programs.

Among other duties, the Assistant Deputy Bureau Director establishes policy direction for BIA fire and aviation management programs. Reviews and approves policies, programs, and regulations proposed for these programs for the protection and enhancement of resources on tribal reserved interests for the Federal Government. They also ensure that fire management is incorporated into decisions related to management of healthy rangelands, w**d control, land use planning and other activities.

Conditions of Employment include:
**Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates. (Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference).
**Subject to financial disclosure.
**Successful completion and favorable adjudication of a background security investigation is required for all new hires.
**Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period.

Relocation and Recruitment incentives may be offered for this position.

Applicants must apply to the vacancy through USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625609200

Photo by Kye Funk, BIA,
DOI - Office of Wildland Fire

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services is announcing and advertising a new Senior Executive position to oversee BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management program in Boise, Idaho at the National Interagency Fire Center.

The Assistant Deputy Bureau Director represents the BIA Director, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and, upon request, the Secretary of the Interior on fire and aviation management matters involving tribal lands, and will be responsible for providing the Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services and the Director, BIA with substantive policy guidance on evaluation, assessment and studies relating to these programs.

Among other duties, the Assistant Deputy Bureau Director establishes policy direction for BIA fire and aviation management programs. Reviews and approves policies, programs, and regulations proposed for these programs for the protection and enhancement of resources on tribal reserved interests for the Federal Government. They also ensure that fire management is incorporated into decisions related to management of healthy rangelands, w**d control, land use planning and other activities.

Conditions of Employment include:
**Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates. (Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference).
**Subject to financial disclosure.
**Successful completion and favorable adjudication of a background security investigation is required for all new hires.
**Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period.

Relocation and Recruitment incentives may be offered for this position.

Applicants must apply to the vacancy through USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625609200

Photo by Kye Funk, BIA,
DOI - Office of Wildland Fire

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories i...
11/18/2021
Breath of this Land

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries.
https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=0E579898-814F-4B8B-988E-2EDC4A4C8F2D

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries. The history played out on public lands, like Grand Canyon National Park, has been dramatic and difficult, but learning from our shared past, present, and future will bri...

BIA, #NavajoRegion will be holding virtual public hearings on Zoom Nov. 15th - 20th to collect comments for the proposed...
10/29/2021

BIA, #NavajoRegion will be holding virtual public hearings on Zoom Nov. 15th - 20th to collect comments for the proposed Navajo Nation Integrated W**d Management Plan. Register online at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/navajo-nation-integrated-w**d-management-plan/public-hearings

Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10:00 am
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 am

BIA, #NavajoRegion will be holding virtual public hearings on Zoom Nov. 15th - 20th to collect comments for the proposed Navajo Nation Integrated W**d Management Plan. Register online at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/navajo-nation-integrated-w**d-management-plan/public-hearings

Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10:00 am
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 am

The Bureau at #FortBertholdAgency in New Town, ND is looking for an experienced GS-15 program manager (Superintendent) t...
10/18/2021

The Bureau at #FortBertholdAgency in New Town, ND is looking for an experienced GS-15 program manager (Superintendent) to guide the Agency programs and collaborate with the Tribes to fulfill its government to government relationship. The position is telework eligible, authorizes travel and relocation expenses, and provides several other benefits. Announcement closes Oct. 25. Don't wait to get your USAJOBS application in! Link to application:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616235400

The Bureau at #FortBertholdAgency in New Town, ND is looking for an experienced GS-15 program manager (Superintendent) to guide the Agency programs and collaborate with the Tribes to fulfill its government to government relationship. The position is telework eligible, authorizes travel and relocation expenses, and provides several other benefits. Announcement closes Oct. 25. Don't wait to get your USAJOBS application in! Link to application:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616235400

Did you see BIA Irrigation was highlighted in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service RCM Collections Chronicle Newsletter? The...
10/12/2021

Did you see BIA Irrigation was highlighted in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service RCM Collections Chronicle Newsletter? They had special mention of how it's moving away from antiquated payment methods - towards digital convenience and security. Read the full article at:
https://fiscal.treasury.gov/agency-outreach/resources.html

In this edition of the RCM Collections Chronicle, you will read about how Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has adapted to meeting their customer needs in the COVID-19 environment. Moving away from antiquated payment methods toward digital convenience and security.

To connect with their customers, BIA Irrigation utilized eye-catching bill inserts and envelopes, featuring a QR code pointing to a mobile-friendly webpage: http://ow.ly/HA4j50GnRP0

To read more about BIA and their transition towards digital solutions visit http://ow.ly/HalR50GnROZ

Looking forward to President Biden's visit to the National Interagency Fire Center! Year to date, BIA has counted 3,820 ...
09/09/2021

Looking forward to President Biden's visit to the National Interagency Fire Center! Year to date, BIA has counted 3,820 wildfires that have burnt 335,019 trust acres. One large fire is burning on trust land (#SummitTrailFire).

Above normal fire activity continues across much of the West. On Monday, September 13, President Joe Biden will travel to Boise, Idaho where he will visit the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC. More details to come from The White House! #FireYear2021

Photo by Carrie Bilbao, Bureau of Land Management Fire.

National Preparedness Level moved to 4 as of June 22. As of June 24, the BIA has had 2,110 wildfires that have burned ov...
06/24/2021

National Preparedness Level moved to 4 as of June 22. As of June 24, the BIA has had 2,110 wildfires that have burned over 102,000 trust acres. With this commitment of resources nationally, please help firefighters by obeying burn restrictions and being extra careful with how you use use anything that may create sparks - lawn mowers, trimmer, or trailer chains.

Due to a significant increase in fire activity in multiple geographic areas, as well as increased competition for shared resources, the National Preparedness Level has been elevated to Preparedness Level 4 (PL4).

In the last 20 years, 2002, 2008, and 2012 are the only previous fire years when the National Preparedness Level has been increased to PL4 in the month of the June. Since 1990, today is the second earliest we have increased to PL4. #FireYear2021

Photo: Weber Basin Civilian Conservation Corps members observe the Bennion Creek Fire in Utah on June 9, 2021. Photo from InciWeb.

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida live within the heart of the Florida Everglades, spanning across six counties...
06/05/2021

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida live within the heart of the Florida Everglades, spanning across six counties and nearly 300,000 acres. Their timeless culture and way of life are
dependent on a healthy and restored Everglades ecosystem. Sadly, The Burmese python has become one of the most infamous invasive species in Florida. For Miccosukee community members who depend on game species to maintain their culture and educate their children on the Miccosukee way of life, these pythons are drastically reducing the availability of game and threatening their culture.

This is why BIA provides funding to help the Tribe eradicate or control invasive plants and animals, foremost the Burnese python.

Photo: Python nest found along a levee on Miccosukee Tribal lands during a study conducted in 2019. Photo by Miccosukee Tribal Fish & Wildlife

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida live within the heart of the Florida Everglades, spanning across six counties and nearly 300,000 acres. Their timeless culture and way of life are
dependent on a healthy and restored Everglades ecosystem. Sadly, The Burmese python has become one of the most infamous invasive species in Florida. For Miccosukee community members who depend on game species to maintain their culture and educate their children on the Miccosukee way of life, these pythons are drastically reducing the availability of game and threatening their culture.

This is why BIA provides funding to help the Tribe eradicate or control invasive plants and animals, foremost the Burnese python.

Photo: Python nest found along a levee on Miccosukee Tribal lands during a study conducted in 2019. Photo by Miccosukee Tribal Fish & Wildlife

BIA supports and celebrates diversity! We welcome all people and the unique skills and perspectives they bring to our wo...
06/04/2021

BIA supports and celebrates diversity! We welcome all people and the unique skills and perspectives they bring to our workforce and communities. #PRIDEMONTH

BIA supports and celebrates diversity! We welcome all people and the unique skills and perspectives they bring to our workforce and communities. #PRIDEMONTH

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for  input into the Draft Programmatic E...
06/01/2021

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 5 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

Photo by BIA

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 5 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

Photo by BIA

BIA, Navajo Region is holding a virtual meeting June 3 @ 6p.m.  to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic ...
05/28/2021

BIA, Navajo Region is holding a virtual meeting June 3 @ 6p.m. to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). Learn more & register at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/western-navajo-agency/environmental-assessment/draft-pea

BIA, Navajo Region is holding a virtual meeting June 3 @ 6p.m. to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). Learn more & register at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/western-navajo-agency/environmental-assessment/draft-pea

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for  input into the Draft Programmatic E...
05/27/2021

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 3 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

Photo by BIA

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 3 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

Photo by BIA

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for  input into the Draft Programmatic E...
05/26/2021

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 2 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

Photo by BIA

Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 2 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

Photo by BIA

"There are two sides to forest firefighting—fuels and suppression. Everyone knows about the suppression side, the ones w...
05/07/2021
"It’s rewarding to know that I am working for the community." - Love Wisconsin

"There are two sides to forest firefighting—fuels and suppression. Everyone knows about the suppression side, the ones who respond to a fire and suppress it. I work in the fuels program, which is less understood. Our job is to reduce the risk of wildfires. Our priority is to prepare for, mitigate, and reduce the risk, cost, and impact of wildfires on the Menominee Reservation. " Read Curtis Wayka's full story in recognition of #NationalWildfirePreventionMonth. http://ow.ly/1yhy50EHl3R

Wisconsin has 72 Counties, 190 Cities, 1,246 Towns, and 414 Villages. It takes A LOT of people–more than 70,000 Wisconsinites–to do the nitty-gritty work that keeps our communities ticking. Curtis Wayka is one of them. I was born and raised on the Menominee reservation. I’ll probably be here f...

Today is Red Shawl Day - a time in which #IndianCountry collectively honors the American Indians and Alaska Natives who ...
05/05/2021

Today is Red Shawl Day - a time in which #IndianCountry collectively honors the American Indians and Alaska Natives who went missing or were murdered this past year by wearing red. In memory of this solemn occasion, the employees at BIA want families and friends of those who have been murdered or who went missing in Indian Country to know that we stand with you and that while cases may be unsolved, they are not forgotten. #MMIP

Photo: Darryl Lacounte, BIA Director, wears red to honor Red Shawl Day, 2021.

Today is Red Shawl Day - a time in which #IndianCountry collectively honors the American Indians and Alaska Natives who went missing or were murdered this past year by wearing red. In memory of this solemn occasion, the employees at BIA want families and friends of those who have been murdered or who went missing in Indian Country to know that we stand with you and that while cases may be unsolved, they are not forgotten. #MMIP

Photo: Darryl Lacounte, BIA Director, wears red to honor Red Shawl Day, 2021.

As a nation, we all have experienced the tremendous impacts of the COIVD-19 pandemic. This year brings much hope and gra...
04/09/2021

As a nation, we all have experienced the tremendous impacts of the COIVD-19 pandemic. This year brings much hope and gratitude. During #NationalPublicHealthWeek, we highlight the collaborative work Navajo Region Human Services have done to partner with Navajo Nation Division of Social Services to promote quality service delivery and ensure the wellbeing of children, families and communities. Working together, countless contributions by all public health workers have helped build bridges that are creating better health for all they serve. Thank you. Ahe’Hee.

Caption: The Diné, (Navajo People), value their children, teaching them cultural traditions and how to care for each other and their livestock. In this way, they are always prioritizing their children's health and welfare.
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As a nation, we all have experienced the tremendous impacts of the COIVD-19 pandemic. This year brings much hope and gratitude. During #NationalPublicHealthWeek, we highlight the collaborative work Navajo Region Human Services have done to partner with Navajo Nation Division of Social Services to promote quality service delivery and ensure the wellbeing of children, families and communities. Working together, countless contributions by all public health workers have helped build bridges that are creating better health for all they serve. Thank you. Ahe’Hee.

Caption: The Diné, (Navajo People), value their children, teaching them cultural traditions and how to care for each other and their livestock. In this way, they are always prioritizing their children's health and welfare.
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services is announcing and advertising a new Senior Executive position to oversee BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management program in Boise, Idaho at the National Interagency Fire Center. The Assistant Deputy Bureau Director represents the BIA Director, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and, upon request, the Secretary of the Interior on fire and aviation management matters involving tribal lands, and will be responsible for providing the Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services and the Director, BIA with substantive policy guidance on evaluation, assessment and studies relating to these programs. Among other duties, the Assistant Deputy Bureau Director establishes policy direction for BIA fire and aviation management programs. Reviews and approves policies, programs, and regulations proposed for these programs for the protection and enhancement of resources on tribal reserved interests for the Federal Government. They also ensure that fire management is incorporated into decisions related to management of healthy rangelands, w**d control, land use planning and other activities. Conditions of Employment include: **Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates. (Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference). **Subject to financial disclosure. **Successful completion and favorable adjudication of a background security investigation is required for all new hires. **Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period. Relocation and Recruitment incentives may be offered for this position. Applicants must apply to the vacancy through USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625609200 Photo by Kye Funk, BIA, DOI - Office of Wildland Fire
As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries. https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=0E579898-814F-4B8B-988E-2EDC4A4C8F2D
BIA, #NavajoRegion will be holding virtual public hearings on Zoom Nov. 15th - 20th to collect comments for the proposed Navajo Nation Integrated W**d Management Plan. Register online at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/navajo-nation-integrated-w**d-management-plan/public-hearings Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 am Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10:00 am Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 pm Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 am
The Bureau at #FortBertholdAgency in New Town, ND is looking for an experienced GS-15 program manager (Superintendent) to guide the Agency programs and collaborate with the Tribes to fulfill its government to government relationship. The position is telework eligible, authorizes travel and relocation expenses, and provides several other benefits. Announcement closes Oct. 25. Don't wait to get your USAJOBS application in! Link to application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616235400
Did you see BIA Irrigation was highlighted in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service RCM Collections Chronicle Newsletter? They had special mention of how it's moving away from antiquated payment methods - towards digital convenience and security. Read the full article at: https://fiscal.treasury.gov/agency-outreach/resources.html
Looking forward to President Biden's visit to the National Interagency Fire Center! Year to date, BIA has counted 3,820 wildfires that have burnt 335,019 trust acres. One large fire is burning on trust land (#SummitTrailFire).
National Preparedness Level moved to 4 as of June 22. As of June 24, the BIA has had 2,110 wildfires that have burned over 102,000 trust acres. With this commitment of resources nationally, please help firefighters by obeying burn restrictions and being extra careful with how you use use anything that may create sparks - lawn mowers, trimmer, or trailer chains.
The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida live within the heart of the Florida Everglades, spanning across six counties and nearly 300,000 acres. Their timeless culture and way of life are dependent on a healthy and restored Everglades ecosystem. Sadly, The Burmese python has become one of the most infamous invasive species in Florida. For Miccosukee community members who depend on game species to maintain their culture and educate their children on the Miccosukee way of life, these pythons are drastically reducing the availability of game and threatening their culture. This is why BIA provides funding to help the Tribe eradicate or control invasive plants and animals, foremost the Burnese python. Photo: Python nest found along a levee on Miccosukee Tribal lands during a study conducted in 2019. Photo by Miccosukee Tribal Fish & Wildlife
BIA supports and celebrates diversity! We welcome all people and the unique skills and perspectives they bring to our workforce and communities. #PRIDEMONTH
Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 5 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp Photo by BIA
BIA, Navajo Region is holding a virtual meeting June 3 @ 6p.m. to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). Learn more & register at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/western-navajo-agency/environmental-assessment/draft-pea
Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 3 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp Photo by BIA